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Approval of Proteus's Digital Pill Gives Boost to Medicine Adherence

Monday, 12 February 2018

Medicine adherence is a major issue with some estimates that up to half of medicines are not taken as prescribed, leading to ineffective treatment, unwanted medical complications and extra costs to healthcare payers.

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Drafting for Governing Law Does Not Also Cover Jurisdiction

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Commercial contracts contain a number of clauses that are known as 'boiler plate' - clauses that are used in many contracts regardless of the content. One such clause is the governing law and jurisdiction. Do law and jurisdiction cover the same thing?

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Calls for Revolutionary Genomic Medicine to Benefit from Good Data

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

In the recent Life Sciences Industrial Strategy published by Professor Sir John Bell and the Life Sciences Sector Deal, key elements envisioned for the future of life sciences in the UK were genomics and artificial intelligence.

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Pharma Warns About Uncertainty and Costs from Brexit Process

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

The cost to the UK of paying for medicines could rise by about £100m per year if pharmacy is not able to source cheaper medicines from other countries through parallel trade in the European Economic Area after Brexit.

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Putting a Price on Privacy

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

As our lives become increasingly digitalised, thousands of organisations hold and process personal information about individuals every day.

Litigation - Dispute Resolution

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Facebook, Data Protection and Model Clauses - Is the Safe Transfer Mechanism of Data to Countries Outside of Europe Heading for the Rocks?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to be asked to rule on the validity of standard contract clauses.

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Government Supports Booming Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The UK government has expressed its support for the development of regenerative medicine, in responding to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Regenerative Medicine.

Government Supports Booming Regenerative Medicine

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EMA Decides on Amsterdam for New Post-Brexit HQ

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The European Medicines Agency will be relocating from London to Amsterdam, the European Council has decided.

EMA Decides on Amsterdam for New Post-Brexit HQ

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ICO Advises Business to Revisit Contracts to Comply with GDPR

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The Information Commissioner has been writing a series of blogs to explain the practical impact of the new data protection laws to replace the Data Protection Act (the DPA).

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Medicines and Pricing - How Much Is Too Much?

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The pharmaceutical industry has been in the firing line of competition law regulators ever since the European Commission's 2008 pharmaceutical sector inquiry...

Medicines and Pricing

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Kristen McLeod Replaces Nicole Mather as Director of Life Sciences

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Kristen McLeod is taking over as Director of the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) on 13 November 2017.

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Accelerated Access - Government Unveils Plans to Improve Access to Breakthrough Technologies and Treatments

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

The UK Government and NHS said in 2014 that it wanted to expedite and facilitate access for NHS patients to innovative medicines, medical technologies, diagnostics and digital products for which there is an urgent need.

Improving Access to Breakthrough Technologies and Treatments

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BIA Welcomes Government Brexit Position Papers on Trade and Customs

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

During the Brexit process, the UK government and EU negotiators are setting out their positions in a series of papers. The government has put forward two Position Papers recently...

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'Business as Usual' Post-Brexit on Governing Law Position Says UK Government

Monday, 23 October 2017

The UK Government has published a series of position papers on Brexit. In one, it has sought to reassure business and individuals that it will be 'business as usual' in terms of enforcing their legal rights where there is a cross-border element.

'Business as Usual' Post-Brexit on Governing Law Position Says UK Government

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Have Your Say on the UK's Post-Brexit Immigration Policy

Monday, 23 October 2017

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to carry out a detailed analysis and prepare a report on migration from the European Economic Area (EEA).